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Magazine/Fanzine Production

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by BROWNer, Mar 12, 2004.

  1. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    okay, i know i've asked this before, but i couldn't find it..

    so, if anybody has any tips, or better yet has put something
    out themselves and can lend me an ear for questions, or has LINKS to the
    process(from basic layout specs, to paper and interfacing with
    a printshop)of putting together a mag, please drop the science.
    also, just a heads up, it's not gonna be high gloss fancy-shmantz.
    probly b&w, a few colour photos, and maybe a maximum of 10-20
    pages..or somethin' like that. my budget is non existent.
  2. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    I've got a little ziner on precisely this. I'll scan it for ya want or you can order it from parcellpress.com
    It's only 3.00$
    It's called Stolen Sharpie Revolution.
    It even teaches you how to make your own paper if you want.
  3. CinchedWaist

    CinchedWaist Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 11, 2003 Messages: 2,691 Likes Received: 1
    Lushness should be able to help when she shows up.
  4. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    Yeah she does that.
    I was thinking about doing it but I keep wondering if it's worth my time and money.
  5. There are ways you could go on nicely with a zerox copier..above all you need good people to work with, you knew homeboy tesser is on a broadband up, running and willing to deliver?

  6. Devilush

    Devilush 12oz Legend

    Joined: Feb 1, 2001 Messages: 17,035 Likes Received: 3

    well mine is purely black and white (blasphemy! as ounceaddict put it about my zine). and i dont really use the computer. so i'm not sure if i can help you. i can def help you out but i dont have a copy of my zine on hand right now. if you want, i can gladly scan some pages from the current issue and put them on here to show you.

    well everything that i put out is really from my pockets. i dont rack copies and i cant. i rack the paper but other than that...no. so all of the production of my zine is from my own pockets so be prepared to be broke. its all worth the time....sincerely.

    i dont use the computer for the zine either. for the current issue front cover, i did use photoshop but really lightly. as far as the content in the zine goes, i use scissors, a glue stick, and my sticky fingers.

    the layout is purely what i am concerned about. since it is sf based, i have to make sure that people who are having beef arent on the same page and yada yada. people get testy with that...maybe its because its sf. but the layout is something that i take pride in. people who have seen my zine comment on the layout and how clean it is. well thats because i use my fingers and not the computer. i have more of a handle on things.

    i like organization on a page. so if i start with a fr8 pic, that page will be a fr8 page and so on. also with my zine, i do a lot of research on the latest articles and stuff being sold about graffiti. also i do reasearch on funny articles and art related articles and put them into the zine. a lot of people dig the funny shit...it keeps their eyes moving.

    so my process being:
    1. get photos from people. they can email me photos or people come over my place and give them to me. or via postal service. whatever.

    2. if it is digital, i crop and make them smaller depending on how big the flick is. if it is hard copy, i make copies of them and alter them on the photocopier.

    3. then i make the hard copy of the zine. my zine is w=5.50 by l=8.50.
    i start from teh center and move to the front and back pages. i dont know if this will make any sense.

    4. hard copy is done. i usually have someone do the cover and its done.

    5. make copies.

    its hard to describe this without a picture.....let me know if you want me to scan.
  7. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    dlush, thanks for the info.

    i hooked up a wicked contact today, straight up printshop johnny.
    he answered most of my questions..most of my other questions are layout related,
    compu-involved/printshop capabilities/cost, and i'm not there yet, but
    i got another dude who's helping me figure that out.
    thanks y'all.
  8. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    I think this is what dlush means by her layout...

  9. Devilush

    Devilush 12oz Legend

    Joined: Feb 1, 2001 Messages: 17,035 Likes Received: 3
    ^^you are awesome. exactly. its hard to describe it with words.
  10. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    You're welcome your highpostingness.
  11. rebsBK

    rebsBK Member

    Joined: Oct 15, 2003 Messages: 633 Likes Received: 0
    word..its allways good to see people doing something productive.
  12. duh-rye-won

    duh-rye-won Member

    Joined: Aug 8, 2001 Messages: 580 Likes Received: 2